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PzBeob. Panther
CMOT
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 01:15 PM UTC
Sal Bertocci takes a look at the PzBeoB. Wg.V Panther mit 5cm KwK.39 from Dragon Models in 1/35th scale.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 01:21 PM UTC
I find it disappointing to again see Dragon Models release a kit at a premium price while not including items such as photo etch and clear parts for the periscopes. The majority of the mouldings are old, which is not so much of an issue for me, but Dragon models seems to be taking modellers for a ride when comparing product and content to cost.
ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 03:16 PM UTC
I agree completely Darren not even PE screens for the engin vent on the rear deck.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:05 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Sal. Indeed it is a paper panzer. A bit of consolation there having both DS and individual links. Overall however its price tag is not commensurate with what's provided. Quite disappointing.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 10:02 PM UTC
Good review but I feel your rating is way too high considering the age of the kit & contents included vs price. This is a $45 USD kit, tops.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 02:33 AM UTC
I'am in complete agreement with darklen, rating way to High, theres so much missing in the way of quality parts. Old molds and parts! sorry bad review.
ULIX-VM
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 02:50 AM UTC
THE PANTHER TANK IS PANTASTIC.
digger303
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 04:49 AM UTC
yes review rating is way too high
Hohenstaufen
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 03:47 PM UTC
That cupola looks plain nasty - moulded in two halves across the diameter. Whats that about? Also no clear parts? Really? DML can do wonders, but this isn't one of them. Yet another "Paper Panzer" - strange how many of them seem to require no effort other than shuffling sprues from other kits. No I won't be buying it.
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 03:24 PM UTC

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I find it disappointing to again see Dragon Models release a kit at a premium price while not including items such as photo etch and clear parts for the periscopes. The majority of the mouldings are old, which is not so much of an issue for me, but Dragon models seems to be taking modellers for a ride when comparing product and content to cost.



Agree- Just more "DRAGON" hype...

As Shakespeare once wrote: (paraphrased)

"Much Ado About Nothing..."

Nope, don't need or want this one...

DRAGON: Give us something REALLY NEW, for a change...